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The Culture Explorers: case studies from consultant and organisational psychologist Milda Autukaite

Our consultants at TIHR work with organisational culture to shift entrenched habits and set the scene for success

Exploring leadership, authority and identity in times of shifting boundaries and spaces

The 13th Group Relations Conference in Lithuania will take place on 23rd — 27th August 2024, with Lithuanian Group Relations Society, Vilnius University and TIHR

LEADERSHIP AUTHORITY ROLE Exploring Organizational and Personal Transformation

This Group Relations Conference will take place at The University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago, 17 — 19 October 2024, and is convened by Caribbean Group Relations Consulting,

Leading from the screen: the visible and invisible in remote working

This is a practice-based, professional development training programme with an international staff team. From the University of Essex on 18, 19, 20, 26 July 2024

Culture change with TIHR: what we offer

Working with the unseen and the slippery: leveraging organisational culture to enable commercial success

Dreams, creativity and hope in a polarised world

New Group Relations Conference in London, 22 — 24 July 2024 with the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust

Curious about the Leicester Conference?

Open and informal meeting for anyone who would like to chat about the Leicester Conference

Professional development
The Self-Imposed Atrocity of Climate Change: The Human Factor

Partners in Confronting Collective Atrocities invites you to participate in this 2024 Experiential Conference. 

2 — 6 September 2024 in Thessaloniki, Greece

The fortnight that changed everything

Arriving at my first Leicester Conference, by Jean Cooper

Exploring Irrationality in self and organization

This is an experiential working conference for International Psychoanalytic Association psychoanalysts. May 24 — 27 2024 in Greece

The Trilogy Matrix Event, with Richard Morgan-Jones

Developing field theory for consulting in organisations, and group relations

A ‘Food for Thought’ Lunchtime Talk

Lunchtime Talks
BELGIRATE VIII — a new climate for Group Relations

Emergence, traditions & innovation. An international meeting for Group Relations Conferences practitioners

Partner Conference
Energy, Creative Collaboration and Wellbeing Conference

A summertime Group Relations Conference in Italy, 7-9 June 2024, with Il Nodo Group

ALI 2024: Paradoxes of Citizenship

A residential Group Relations Conference in Crotone, Italy, 14-17 March 2024, with Il Nodo Group

Race Relations in a Global World: Leadership, Organizations and ____

Three-day online Group Relations Conference, 22-25 February 2024, from The New York Centre

Ancestral meaning systems, leadership and authority

An online Group Relations Conference, 11-13 April 2024, organised by Society of Industrial and Organisational Psychology of South Africa (SIOPSA)

A Systems Psychodynamics trilogy, authored by Mannie Sher and David Lawlor

75-plus years of learning and practice have been distilled into three accessible and highly readable books.

Book Launch: ‘Systems Psychodynamics’

Join us to celebrate the launch of all three volumes in the Systems Psychodynamics series.

Book launch
Leicester Conference 2023 - Q&A Session

Join us for a Q&A session about the upcoming Leicester Conference 2023

Professional development
Power, Authority, Trust : Exploring Vulnerability and Caribbean Leadership

A three-day Group Relations Conference in Trinidad and Tobago, 19—21 October 2023

Exploring Leadership & Authority: Working with Desires & Fears

A five-day Group Relations Conference in Lithuania, 24—28 August 2023

Group Relations: a thought piece

By Group Relations Director (to 2023) Dr Leslie B. Brissett

Latest book in our Belgirate series: The Ecosystem of Group Relations

Culture, Gender and Identity in Groups and Organisations

Exploring Ancestral Meaning Systems as They Relate to Leadership and Authority

An online Group Relations conference, 16—18 February 2023

The Experience of Being 70 and over

Dr Mannie Sher kicked off our 2018 lunchtime talk series with his talk ‘Experience of Being 70 and over — an overview of the group relations conference’.

Lunchtime Talks
The Five Facets of Theory of Change

Richard Allen, Principal Researcher and Consultant at the Tavistock Institute, presents research into the ‘five facets of Theory of Change’.

Lunchtime Talks
The Dynamics of Habit and Ritual: Theories from China

Michael Puett’s lunchtime talk offered an exploration of theories of human psychology and group dynamics as they arose in early China and agues that these theoretical understandings have much to offer contemporary practice.

Lunchtime Talks
Agon in the Office – Contests and Gatherings in the Theatre of Work

Jessica Burlingame continues an inquiry begun during her workshop at the Tavistock Institute’s 70th anniversary Festival

Lunchtime Talks
One, Two, Three… Groups

Dr Yossi Triest talks about bridging the gap between the ‘unconscious of the individual’ and the ‘unconscious of the group.’

Lunchtime Talks
Bringing out the best in times of uncertainty

In this talk, Professor Georgie Parry-Crooke explores what the right hat or hats might be for collaborative evaluation roles.

Lunchtime Talks
Between Worlds

The Spirit of Leadership

The Art of Not Knowing

In this talk, Marian Timmermans combines models from Tavistock and Transactional Analysis in dealing with the unknown when working with groups.

Lunchtime Talks
Under the surface and far apart

The dynamics of discord in remote teams

Lunchtime Talks
Consultancy with a light touch

Me and Work: experiences of consulting to organisations, sharing feelings, emotions, failures and learning from them.

Lunchtime Talks
A.K. Rice: A Forgotten Giant at The Tavistock Institute

Jean Neumann and Antonio Sama trace A.K. Rice’s legacy embedded and captured in articles, books and other source documents.

Lunchtime Talks
Dr. Steven H. Cady
Book Launch: ‘An Introduction to Systems Psychodynamics’

David Lawlor and Mannie Sher speak on systems psychodynamics theory and its application to organisational consultancy as part of this book launch of An Introduction to Systems Psychodynamics

Lunchtime Talks
Reimagining the Now: Authority, Leadership & Purpose

A springtime Group Relations Conference in Israel, 19—24 March 2023

Networks of Desire

A Group Relations training conference, 20—22 and 27—28 January 2023

What is restored to the picture by delving into the Tavistock archive?

Alice White’s lunchtime talk provides insight into the people, processes, challenges and opportunities behind the Civil Resettlement Units of the 1940s.

Lunchtime Talks
Why is conflict good for you?

How does a method used at peace negotiations work in a group setting?

Lunchtime Talks
An Introduction to Systems Psychodynamics - 2023
Reading seminar
An introduction to Systems Psychodynamics
Reading seminar
Leicester Conference 2024

Welcome to the Leicester Conference of the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations, the home of experiential learning and the place to engage with what it means to be human

Leicester Conference 2023

Welcome to this iteration of the Leicester Conference of the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations, celebrating 77 years in 2023.

Energy, Creative Collaboration & Wellbeing

Online Group Relations conference, 13—16 January 2023

Navigating the complexities of "Back to Normal"
Group Relations @ Columbia University, NY
Join us at our PD Open Evening!
Wondering what’s next for your continuing professional development?
Exploring Ancestral Meaning Systems
Online Group Relations conference, relating these to Leadership and Authority
NTL’s 75th Jubilee!
Join us this Friday – 22 July, to help the National Training Laboratory Institute celebrate
24th Authority, Leadership and Innovation (ALI) Conference
Restarting from the vortices: Regenerative Authority, Leadership and Followership
ISPSO Annual Meeting 2022 Conference
From Trauma to New Engagement with the Future
5th Caribbean Group Relations Conference
Organisations, Cultures, Boundaries: Exploring New Leadership in a Networked World
"We have to stay with the trouble"

Dr Eliat Aram and Dr Simon Western discuss sustainability, the environment, urban development, and creative working around how the future is being shaped.

Final places remaining!
…at the Leicester Conference 2022
Eric Miller Memorial Lecture 2022
This year, the Eric Miller Memorial Lecture will be given by our CEO Dr Eliat Aram.
Dynamics @ Board Level…
turning up the temperature.
All the world’s a stage…
The Leicester Conference 2022 invites us to engage in a new way, studying the capillary, tentacular and rhizomatic in organisations.
Intensive Weekend Experiential Leadership Programme
Reflect Relate Experiential Leadership invites you to join an online immersive 3-day weekend programme for leadership enhancement in May 2022.
The 4th GR Conference in the Caribbean
Caribbean Online Group Relations Conference
Fully Human: Soul, Psyche, Skin
Exploring Race in Psychology
Belgirate meeting: Group Relations 2021
A Selfie: Portraying our Identity, Theory & Practice
Lucian Hudson elected Chair of Board of Trustees
We welcome (back) Lucian Hudson as Chair of Trustees
Why don’t we put people first?
The unthinkable and unsayable in Caribbean leadership
A safe space for the Leicester conference
and something about the PPE event...
#13 Social Dreaming Matrix: Covid-19 - a year on. Notes from 10th June 2021
Transforming our leadership through complexity, role and connection
Online Group Relations Conference in South Africa
Practice what we preach?
What are we for? Towards a Social Ecology
Tavistock Awakening Organisations

A new programme of work is coming.

On the Matter of Space
The Leicester Conference in the Chilterns
Dynamics @ Board Level
an online programme for 2021. Applications accepted until 28 May
Dione (Sanji) Hills (1948 - 2021)
We are extremely sad to announce that our dear friend and colleague Dr Dione Hills has died following a sudden and short illness.
Dr Leslie Brissett on Leadership, Authority & Identity
Webinar with presentation, small group discussions and sharing in plenary
Self Leadership, Group Leadership Workshop
Exploring managing others and managing yourself - workshop for young leaders
Professional Development Opportunities
Find out what’s happening in 2021…
Workshop for young leaders
Workshop for young leaders - 14 May 2021
Eric Miller Lecture 2021 by Edward R Shapiro, MD
“Why do I have to do this?” Institutions, Integrity and Citizenship
Redefining Leadership HERE AND NOW
Latinoamerican Online Group Relations Conference - Join us: 24- 28 March 2021
The 4th Patchwork
Group Relations is a body of practice rooted in the socio-technical systems psychodynamic tradition developed at the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations.
Task – Authority- Organisation
Birthing, Learning, Leading in a time of (post) Pandemic
United and Divided We Stand
Leadership, Authority, Political Identity, and __________
Disembodied Relations at Work
Working virtually with groups. Covid-19 has forced many of us to work remotely...
Prof Susan Long to give the Eric Miller Memorial Lecture
The Unconscious – the evolution of an idea.
Reflections on Group Relations in Covid-era…
Last month marked GR Russia and the Tavistock Institute’s first-ever joint Group Relations event.
Tripod Patchwork
The 3rd Group Relations response to Covid-19.
Authority & Role: Disruptive Caribbean Leadership
The closing of physical borders is opening up new psychic possibilities for connection.
Coaching for Leadership: Psychodynamic approaches
Find a broader, deeper repertoire and develop your own style.
Working virtually with groups
Exploring Role and Identity in the COVID-19 era - online Group Relations workshop.
Leicester Conference 2020
65x+12y = 77/14 = 1
Associate Editor for <i>Human Relations</i>
With significant growth over the last two years, Human Relations is recruiting a new associate editor to join its current editorial team.
Associate Editor for <i>Human Relations</i>
With significant growth over the last two years, Human Relations is recruiting a new associate editor to join its current editorial team.
Authority & Role: Disruptive Caribbean Leadership
Do you have the Courage?
Leicester Conference goes ahead in Germany for August 2020.
Reflecting on Leading in Uncertainty
Sonja Blignaut (Cognitive Edge) reflects on a recent conversation she hosted on leadership.
Creating a Second Patchwork
The second Group Relations response to Covid-19.
Tavistock Community 2nd Annual Gathering
is taking place on 29 June, via Zoom.
The impact of Covid-19 on our communities and what we can learn
An invitation to participate...
Group Relations Learning Beyond 2020
The World is starting to open, lockdowns are easing, social distancing and cleaning regimes are getting ready for the return to the new normal or the new reality.
Stitching up the Patchwork
A Group Relations response to Covid-19
Group Relations Russia
Report on a recent online group relations conference.
The Early Bird still gets the Worm
Leicester Conference 2020. Early bird deadline 20 May. Apply now!
#3 — At the breakfast table he is approached by someone he argued with 34 years ago.

#3 — At the breakfast table he is approached by someone he argued with 34 years ago...

Bodies and Roles: sea change?
Leicester Conference 2020 Most of our lives take place in groups. The idea of a group is a construct that is rooted in the understanding of the human in relation to the systems...
Teamwork in the time of Coronavirus
Understanding Virtual Group Dynamics. The Digital Surgery is now open.
Walls – open, closed, sliding? Europe and our World Today
Creating unity out of diversity - a realistic aspiration or an idealised dream?
Professional Development Round-up
Read about some of our professional development programmes and the great early bird discounts available...
Foreseeing Sea Change
Leicester Conference 2020
Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength – Sigmund Freud
PCCA wins the Sigourney Award!!
Back to the Future: Authority, vulnerability, continuity and change
Group Relations Conference celebrating 100 years of Tavistock Thinking: 10-12 July 2020
Announcing new Editor-in-Chief for Human Relations
After 3 years at the helm Prof Nick Turner is stepping down as Editor-in-Chief of Human Relations in January 2020. We are delighted to announce that Prof Mark Learmonth will be taking up the post ...
Leicester Conference 2020
Task Authority Organisation: 4C’s C-Change.
The Art of Inquiry from within
Remember the TLNT: Invite
I felt like I was there

Working with the digital archives of the Leicester Conference, a post by Karen Kiss.

Barbados Stock Exchange
Talking about board dynamics and other activities beyond.
New Editor-in-Chief for Human Relations
Human Relations is seeking to appoint a new Editor-in-Chief, as our current Editor-in-Chief is stepping down in early 2020.
Leadership in the Caribbean: A New Dawn
Are you serious? How ready is the Caribbean to lead in its own unique way?
1, 2, 3… Groups
The dynamics of small groups and consulting to them
Dr Eliat Aram, talks about the experience of the first module of our new programme, Dynamics of Leading and Following in partnership with TILT, in South Africa. 
The Heart of ART
73rd Leicester Conference still open for applications.
Launching a new Tavistock Community
for Alumni and Friends of the Tavistock Institute.
A new dawn for Caribbean leadership
Are you ready? We are pleased to announce that the second Group Relations Conference takes place in the Caribbean...
Boarding the Mother Ship
Attending the Leicester Conference. Since its formation in 1957, the Leicester Conference has continued to represent the unique contribution to our...
TILT and the TIHR begin their Partnership in South Africa
The first module in this 4-modular programme gets off to a flying start.
Working in China - a second Group Relations conference
Tavistock Institute China: Creating Learning Organisations.
Reflections on interpretation: a Chilean adventure
Sense-making in Chile
Exploring authority & systems:
The courage to lead curiously. A Group Relations Conference in South Africa this May.
A Call to Love@Work
A paper was left in an office that stated...
Clear line of sight: Transparency in the Boardroom
What's taking place in the debates around the appointment of the new President of the governing body for soccer FIFA...what does it herald for boards?
Certificate in Dynamics of Leading and Consulting
A new certificated programme in Leading and Consulting in South Africa.
Who are you saying “Yes” to?
Leicester conference 2019
Feeling more at ease with uncertainly and ambiguity
The Evidence: Learning from a Leicester conference
Group Relations conference in China
Creating Learning Organisations: Bringing Meaning and Engagement to Work. 1 -16 January 2019
70+? Expanding possibilities…
Introducing an Illustrated Monograph by Dr Mannie Sher, describing a Group Relations event for the silver generation: exclusively for people of 70+ years.
New TIHR collaboration in South Africa
A new partnership delivering a 4-module certificated programme in the Dynamics of Leadership & Consulting.
All Change at Group Relations!
One era ends and another begins. On 13 April 2018, the Tavistock Institute marked the transfer of the role of Director of the Group Relations Programme from Mannie Sher to Leslie Brissett with a Minifest. There were lectures by Mannie and Leslie: Mannie reflecting on what he had learned in 20 years in the role and Leslie outlining his vision for Group Relations in the digital age.
All Change at Group Relations!
On 13 April 2018, the Tavistock Institute marked the transfer of the role of Director of the Group Relations Programme from Mannie Sher to Leslie Brissett with a Minifest, which served as a continuation of the October 2017 celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations. On the morning of the Minifest there were lectures by Mannie and Leslie: Mannie reflecting on what he had learned in 20 years in the role and Leslie outlining his vision for Group Relations in the digital age.
Making it to the Leicester Conference
Transforming Poverty of Time or Cash. Are you one of the many executives or someone seeking to take their career to another level?
Say Yes to the Mess!
“Say Yes to the Mess” of organisational life and leadership.
Collaboration and Competition
Exploring the Dynamics of Working Together in groups, organisations and communities.
Peace not War
Art of Enlightened Followership...
Professional Development for the Development Professionals
The Leicester conference
EU Supports Applied Group Relations
Helping primary and secondary teachers in Lithuanian schools to work effectively with groups.
Group Relations Minifest - Learning for Leadership: Where to now?
Minifest taking place 13th April 2018. Registration has now closed due to high demand.
The Art of Enlightened Followership
The Leicester conference. Catch the Early Bird Deadline 5th March 2018
A.K. Rice 54th Annual Residential Group Relations Conference
We are pleased to announce the AK Rice Annual Residential Group Relations Conference on July 20 – 25 in New Orleans. This is the third and final conference in a series directed by Dr Eliat Aram...
Your choice?
A Tavistock Institute Prescription for Leadership...
Taking Responsibility for the state we’re in
Are social media platforms tearing apart the social fabric that binds us together, or are we all, collectively & individually, responsible for the state we’re in?
The Arch is Live
Juliet Scott, Festival Director looks back on the TIHR70 festival and announces ArchLive.
Studying transformation in South Africa
When last have you heard from Johannesburg?
Reflections on the history of </br><i>Human Relations</i>
Free access to articles marking 70 years of Human Relations
Strategic Leadership for Financial Institutions
The effectiveness of a Tavistock Institute systems psychodynamic approach to organisational development & culture change
Crossing boundaries: immerse yourself in the arts during our festival
A roundup of artistic interventions taking place as part of our 70th Festival.
Creating Group Relations Institutions in the Tavistock Tradition in Countries outside the UK
The possibility of developing...
TIHR 70 Festival Picks 2
Juliet Scott, Festival Director continues to highlight workshops, performances & events from across the programme.
TIHR Festival - What, Where, When
Reimagining Human Relations in Our Time - A festival celebrating 70 years of the Tavistock Institute. What you might need to know.
The Tavistock Institute of Human Relations in China
Extending Tavistock values, philosophy and practice into new environments.
TIHR Festival Picks
First in a series highlighting festival contributions.
The Application of Tavistock Group Relations - Guliverio Akademija
A new school opens in Lithuania.
TAO: Presence in Absence
The Leicester Conference: Application deadline 24th JulyUpdate on Director of Training Group
Transformation 2.0
Leading at the boundaries of the unknown.
TIHR 70 Festival programme
From imagining to attending: discover and book events on the festival website.
Authority, Leadership and Otherness: The Art of Working through Difference
Come to New Orleans for a Group Relations conference.
A group relations event for the Silver Generation
A group relations event for people aged 70-years or older.
The Whole is Greater than the Sum of its Parts
In small (6-8 people) and medium-sized groups (15 - 20 people), p(g) = I (n-1) Where p = power; g = group; I = individual.
Towards Conscious Transformation
Being different…?
Call for Contributions Extended!
Celebrating 70 years: Reimagining Human Relations in our Time
Pull up a Chair
Hear more about our plans for the 70th anniversary festival, what to expect, the different opportunities to take part.
Time to Vote! Leicester 2017
Citizens all around the world are preparing to vote for parliaments, councils, presidents, municipalities and mayors, as well as...
Swim Upstream
The Leicester Conference has provided opportunities to understand the nature of role taking since the 1950s
"Made it Ma, top of the world!"
Terrorism is Oedipus Unresolved
The Courage to Lead
Exploring dynamics of collaboration and dissent in India
“It cannot be us; it must be them”
Understanding and working with projective dynamics in the value chain helps to reduce blame, time, waste (inventory) and cost.
Real presence: there’s a chair waiting for you…
An Early Bird discount at Task Authority Organisation, the Leicester conference...(deadline: 6 March)
Is this the right learning programme for me?
What are people looking for when they ask about our programmes, courses and conferences?
Power Grab
As we enter 2017, the dynamic between leader and follower is playing out in a very challenging way, all across the world, but particularly striking in the USA.
Fearless Leadership 2017
The Best Price Yet.
Announcing four days in October 2017
Celebrating 70 years of becoming more humane
The Use of Detention as a Defence Against Intolerable Social Anxiety Towards Asylum Seekers
Dr David Lawlor & Dr Mannie Sher. Paper published in Socioanalysis: Special Issue - Seeking Asylum 18: 2016 (40 - 52)
Leicester Conference 2017
The Global Leadership Intensive
'Psychoanalytic Study’ and the Ethical Imagination: the making, finding and losing of a tradition
In this lunchtime talk, David Armstrong leads a conversational session based upon his recent paper 'Psychoanalytic Study and the Ethical Imagination'.
Anthropological Threads in the Tavistock Institute Archive
Presented at UCL Research Seminar ‘Anthropology in the Professional World’, 30 November.
John Mulryan
Staff of the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations are in deep shock and mourning over the untimely and sudden death of our beloved Head of Finance, John Mulryan.
South Africa in crisis
Taking up responsibility: Leading our Transformation: a Group Relations conference this December.
Lead my Follower
Organisational life beyond Brexit.
TIHR statement
The Referendum
Group Relations Conference in Lithuania
We are happy to announce the 7th Vilnius International Group Relations Conference 2016.
What has the EU ever done for us?
Why Europe is central to the work of the Tavistock Institute.
Our prayer is our labour
On incubation of and innovation in reflective spaces. An essay by Milena Stateva, PhD, Senior Researcher/Consultant at The Tavistock Institute of Human Relations
Premiership Learning in the winning city
The Leicester conference 2016.
“Awareness is the difference between looking and seeing, and between hearing and listening.” - Rachel Kelly, on the Yoga Event at the Leicester Conference
MSc in Leading Organisational & Development in a volatile and complex world
from the Metanoia Institute
Improvising with-in the Shadows
Exploring Authority and Leadership in our Organizations and Communities. Come to New Orleans for a Group Relations conference!
On the Yoga Event at the Leicester Conference
Podcast: Rachel Kelly talks about some key concepts, philosophical ideas and the myths and fantasies around the Yoga Event... Listen here.
On the Yoga Event at the Leicester Conference
Rachel Kelly, Professional Development Coordinator at the Tavistock Institute and a teacher of the Alexander Technique, talks to staff and guests about some key concepts, philosophical ideas and the myths and fantasies around the Yoga Event, which has been a part of the annual group relations Leicester Conference for the last 8 years.
Organisational Diagnosis
A video of Mannie Sher’s lecture on Organisational Diagnosis given to members of the annual group relations conference in China. Watch here.
Organisational Diagnosis
This is a video of Mannie Sher’s lecture on Organisational Diagnosis to members of the annual group relations conference in China, 2013, organised under the auspices of Oezpa Consulting, Germany.
TIHR in the development of theory & practice in group relations, organisational development & applied social psychology
Milena Stateva, PhD Senior Researcher/ Consultant at the TIHR spoke about the role of the Tavistock Institute in the development of theory and practice in the fields of group relations, organisational development and applied social psychology.
Training Group Concept
Eliat Aram talks to Hüseyin Özdemir about the Training Group in the Orglab Group Relations conference 2014 where Eliat was the Director of the Training Group (TG).
Training Group Concept
Eliat Aram, CEO of the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations, talks to Hüseyin özdemir of Oezpa Akademie & Consulting, Germany about the Training Group in the Orglab Group Relations conference 2014 where Eliat was the Director of the Training Group (TG).
Going with the flow
The Leicester conference 2016.
The Brahmin in the Mind
Exploring the nature and dynamics of caste and constructed hierarchies in oneself, groups and society.
Early Bird discount deadline approaching!
The Leicester conference 2016...
On the Yoga Event at the Leicester Conference
Lunchtime Talk by Rachel Kelly, 10th February 2016.
Is it better together?
…an Adventure is going to happen - The Leicester conference 2016
The Experiences of Co-Directorship in Group Relations Conferences
Developing a Group Relations Institution in Lithuania
The Oedipus Complex, Creativity and the Legacies of Group Relations
No Present like time…
The Leicester conference 2016
Dynamics in your Boardroom
Do the dynamics in your Boardroom get in the way of getting things done?
A new book in the field of Group Relations
Exploring the relevance and impact of Group Relations work within and beyond its network.
Human Relations - Editor's choice
Five influential papers. Free to access until 30 October 2015.
Finding the Joy in Work
The Leicester conference 2016.
Dr Mannie Sher critiques Jonathan Sacks’ new book: 'Not in God’s Name'
… and challenges Sacks to go further and view religious violence through a systems psychodynamics lens.
Podcast: Does love matter? fear and compassion in organisations and leadership
Dr Eliat Aram (TIHR CEO) used a recent TIHR Lunchtime talk session to open up a heart-to-heart conversation about the ethics of love and the freedom in fearlessness.
A System Psychodynamic Perspective on Evaluation
15 July 2015: The second in the series of lunchtime dialogues on the Dynamics of Evaluation
Recovering meaning and sense making in groups
The norm today is delivering projects that ‘hit the target but miss the point’...
The Dynamics of Evaluation
A new series of lunchtime dialogues on The Dynamics of Evaluation. As part of our celebration of the 2015 International Year of Evaluation we are launching a new series...
MSc in Personal, Team & Organisational Development
from a Systemic, Gestalt & Complexity Perspective.
Reflections on an event exploring Marcus Borg's The Heart of Christianity
Lunchtime Talk - 25th March
Human Relations - Special Issue call for papers
Human Relations Special Issue Call for Papers:
Sold out - again!
5th Faroese Group Relations Conference. Leadership between Fantasy and Fact is the annual Group Relations conference...
Authority & Role: Flighting & Fighting in our Organisations
The Leicester conference
Desire to Influence
An experiential conference in the Tavistock tradition 28th OFEK International Group Relations Conference.
Podcast: Inspecting the police
Earlier this year we welcomed Stephen Otter, HMIC, to our Food for Thought lunchtime talk series.
“Oh my ears and whiskers, how late it’s getting!”
Apply now for the Leicester Conference 2014. The closing date for applications is 21 July.
Inspecting the police
Stephen Otter, HMIC, joined the TIHR 'Food for Thought' lunchtime talk series to ask how his experiential learning through the Tavistock Institute’s Group Relation tradition is offering insight to the way he approaches the police inspection process.
Group Relations Conference in Lithuania
European Victims and Perpetrators Now and Then
An Experiential Working Conference in the Series 'The Past in the Present'.
Group Relations Conference - Argentina
We’re very pleased to announce that the 4th Group Relations Conference: Leadership, Authority and Transformation in Organizations and Communities, is taking place in Argentina, in times of unprecedented and radical social and political change in Latin America.
The Early Bird gets the worm!
Early applications for the Leicester conference receive a substantial £500 Discount.
Boardroom Wars?.... Understanding the dynamics
'War Breaks out in Co-op Boardroom' is a recent City AM headline...
Tim Dartington to present The Annual Eric Miller Memorial Lecture
'Beyond evidence: tradition, innovation and the renewed capacity to think'
NHS Citizen

Creating a system that will genuinely hold the Board of NHS England to account

Certificate in Dynamics at Board-Level 2014 – OPEN NOW
Longer, Slower, Deeper: Increasing consultancy effectiveness.
Next Lunchtime Talk: Stephen Otter (HMIC) - 26 February
Learning from Group Relations and how that is applied to the inspection process.
Eliat Aram tells of directing a three-day Group Relations Conference in New York City
February's Lunchtime Talk: </br>Tim Dartington - 5th February
From the Buddha to Bion: mindfulness, psychoanalysis and organisational life.
Report: Group Relations Conference in Lithuania - Motivation, Resistance & Change in Organisations & Communities
Directors Report: The fourth 5-day non-residential experiential inductive learning group relations conference in Lithuania was jointly sponsored by the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Vilnius, Lithuania, and by the Group Relations Programme of the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations, London.
Group Relations Conferences - The Leicester Conference
Coreene Archer and Mannie Sher explain what you might expect from The Leicester Conference.
Group Relations Conferences - The Leicester Conference
The upcoming Tavistock Institute's 68th Leicester conference provides a unique context for exploring and developing new leadership skills. Coreene Archer and Mannie Sher explain what you might expect from The Leicester Conference.
Hope of the Amazon: Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Culture - update
Eliat Aram tells of directing a three-day Group Relations Conference in New York City
Read about it here...
Young people share their thoughts about the future
'I don’t know many people who have followed their dreams, but I know a lot of people who haven’t and are depressed.'
Convert your learning
Convert your learning at The Tavistock Institute of Human Relations (TIHR) into credit for Masters Qualifications with The Open University Business School.
Tavistock Institute in academic exchange with Vilnius University, Lithuania
Mannie Sher teaches and consults in Lithuania under the Erasmus programme of the EU.
Hidden Complexity
Festschrift - A celebration of the life and work of Dr Mannie Sher
On Wednesday 12th December 2012 the Tavistock Institute hosted over 60 people in celebration of the life and work of Dr Mannie Sher
Report: Lithuanian Group Relations Conference - Innovation and Authority in Organisations: Director’s Report
Directors Report from the first-ever 5-day non-residential experiential inductive learning programme in Eastern Europe was conducted at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Vilnius, Lithuania
Hidden Complexity
Brissett, L. & Sher, M. (2013). ‘Hidden Complexity’, International Corporate Governance Year Book 2013, International Corporate Governance Network. pp. 70-71.
Belgirate III: Tradition, Creativity and Succession in the Global Group Relations Network
What can you expect from a book of a conference?
Group Relations Conferences: Tradition, Creativity, and Succession in the Global Group Relations Network', a third volume in the 'Belgirate' conferences series.
European Perpetrators and Victims - Then and Now
A Working Conference in the Series 'The Past in the Present'
A Group Relations approach to the socio ecological dilemmas in the Peruvian Amazons
A Group Relations approach to the socio ecological dilemmas in the Peruvian Amazons: An invitation to learn from the experience of leadership, accountability and love in order to promote a spirit of enquiry for a sustainable transformation in the Amazons’.
What TIHR can offer towards understanding the rioting and looting
Anomie and order are two sides of the same coin. The Tavistock Institute of Human Relations helps understand that dynamic relationship.
Kurt Lewin - 'Field Theory Rule'
Part-two of a four-part series highlighting the significance of Lewinian principles...
Using Kurt Lewin's 'Dynamic Approach Rule'
Launching the first of a four-part series highlighting selected Lewinian principles ...
Reflecting on group relations
Giorgia Iacopini suggests, group relations offers good tools for researchers...
‘The Aesthetics of Group Relations’
The Institute’s CEO, Eliat Aram, gave a key note address at the AK Rice symposium in Chicago, Illinois in October 2010. Eliat's paper, entitled: 'The Aesthetics of Group Relations – Design, leadership and the art of learning in contemporary GR thinking and practice' can be read and heard here.
'Understanding the Psychology of Regulation'
A paper by the Institute's Principal Consultant Mannie Sher, presented at Centre for Parliamentary Studies’ International Regulatory Affairs Symposium.
What is a Group Relations conference?
A group relations conference offers ...
The Tavistock Institute assists reflection on the banking crisis
David Walker's report: A review of corporate governance in banks and other financial industry entitiesヤ is released today.
'Splits, Extrusion and Integration: The Impact of Potential Space'
Mannie Sher's NEW PAPER exploring how sponsoring organisations have influenced the history and development of Group Relations programmes.
Matt Gieve's thoughts on the 'Virtual Large Study Group'
The VLSG represented my first encounter with Group Relations (GR), so I approached it with equal intrigue and apprehension.
The Leicester Conference

The 14-day experiential learning event that provides space to reflect and contemplate, within a global cohort, how you lead and follow in your organisation, your community and your life!

Practitioner Certificate in Consulting and Change

A certificated programme providing you with advanced theoretical and practical foundations to grow and deepen as an organisational consultant or change agent.


Our consultants are there both to hold the space open for profound discussions and ensure that actions are taken, and accountability lines identified.

The Group Relations Programme

Group Relations conferences are a vital ingredient for anyone interested in developing and deepening their leadership strategy and Organisational Practice.

Social Dreaming

Social Dreaming is a practice of sharing and working with dreams within a social space

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